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Volunteers in Spring

Each spring, volunteers from College of Horticulture & Forestry Science participate in activities such as tree planting & pruning, and tea shows in our school, to advocate civilized touring.

Pear Blossom or Oriental Plum?

“Unlike the oriental plum, the pear blossom has a more clustering stamen and pistil.” Volunteers teach the visitors how to distinguish pear blossom from oriental plum.

All the volunteers work as guides, as well as the guardians of the environment and the order in “Peach Blossom Garden”. Sheng Huizi says, “the beauty of HZAU indeed attract many visitors, and we’d like to set an good example of civilized and environment-friendly touring .”

“HZAU is home to various plants, and I come here each spring to enjoy its beauty. The volunteers’ introduction of plants enriched my knowledge about plants. They are very helpful, diligent and well-mannered.” says Mr. Yan, the visitor.

How to Improve the Sapling Survival Rate

The day before Arbor Day, students of Forestry and Tea Science conduct tree planting and pruning in the poplar base. They dug and planted the poplar after Prof. Wang Hua taught them how to do it.

Volunteer Yan Qiwen says, “We hope the tree-planting can be a tradition for our students. Volunteering embodies our faith in environmental protection as well as our practice of the school motto.”

The Smell is Good

“Would you wanna a cup of tea? It’s free.” Volunteers from other associations and volunteering teams give tea show, offer free tea and other guidance for the visitors near the rape flower base.

One tourist says, “It is good to have a cup of tea after enjoying the rape flowers, and I’d like to have one more if it’s OK.”

Volunteer Peng Bo believes, the activity not only introduces the traditional Chinese Tea Culture to the visitors but also puts what he learned in the class into practice.

How to Raise Potted Plants?

12 volunteers introduce the functions and maintenance of the plants like baby’s breath, bunting, and Tia on the morning of March 12. “Keep the aloe in airy place, and protect them against contamination”, they further explain to the nearby residents about aloe raising.

Around 10 o’clock, volunteers conduct a series of games, with potted plants as awards. Besides, they also attach the name cards to trees for further promotion of plants.

(By Liu Mengling)